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    December 14, 2012
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killed newtown, conn.. here is what we know at this hour. connecticut school. students massacred in their emotion. developing news at five. more than a dozens children shot and killed at an elementary in new town, connecticut. tonight many questions remain, but here is what wepam gives us the latest here is what we know about shooting in new town, connecticut at this hour. 27 the gunman. 20 of the victims are young children. police are questioning the brother of the shooter. and the gunmans mother has been found dead in his home. catherine heenan is standing >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's >> i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting >> we immediately jumped in the car and came down here >>catherine: parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. >> "i just heard the
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principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." >>catherine: the shooter apparently arrived in this car, parked outside the main entrance. he began firing as soon as he entered the building. >> pop, pop, pop in the hall. and they all heard it. there were about seven people in the meeting room. they heard that sound in the hall. and they -- she said three people went out into the hall, the principal, the vice principal and the school psychologist. and t only one person came back, which was the vice principal, who was shot in the leg or the foot. >>catherine: police responding to 911 calls found dozens of bodies, including the principal and psychologist. >> there were three children that came out. one of them was -- had a very bloody face. one of the cops said it was the worst things he's seen in his entire career. >>catherine: officers frantically searched for the gunman. >> we heard screaming. a police came in, and was like, is he in here? then he ran out. then somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> we saw police officers and we heard them on the roof. >>catherine: the little children were told to close their eyes and hold hands as they were evacuated. teachers did not want them to see that had happened in their school. >> you know, all these
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parents were waiting for their children to come out a they thought that they were, you know, still alive. there's 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. police confirm the gunman was dead at the scene, apparently by his own hand. his mother's body was later found at his home. she was a teacher at the school. >>catherine: this is just mind blowing. it's unbelievable. >> it doesn't even seem real. it just does not seem like it's even possible. everyone will carry this around forever. this town will never be the same. i'm sure. when i find myself talking with other people i can't believe we're comparing this with some of the worst tragedies in the united states. the columbine, the virginia shooting." >>catherine: tonight --- vigils are being held across the country for the shooting victims. this is one of them -- happening right now in new-town connecticut - where it all happened. with details on the scene of the crime - grant lodes is here with the latest. grant? >> here's a map of the school. very rural area.in indications are the gunman came in the main entrance here. he entered two rooms in the school.started shooting. the principal.assistant principal and school
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psychologist were meeting in this area here. when they heard the gun-fire.they came out into the hallway. all three were shot. a total of 20 children and 6 adults died in the shooting.not far from the school. is the suspect's home.where he reportedly lived with this mother. sources say the suspect shot his mother early this morning before going to the school and killing 26 people there. meanwhile.two states away.police today are questioning the suspect's brother uin hoboken new jersey. polcie saying the brother is being very cooperative, and says he has not been in touch with his brother in recent years. a visibly shaken president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. it was >>catherine: of sometimes difficult for him to get through his statement. he says he's reacting tonight - not as a president - but as a parent. here's what he said.
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>> we have endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time i hear the i reacted not as if president, but as anybody else would, as a parent. that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful, little kids between five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own.
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iman the fall and were also teachers-among-the fallen where teachers. our hearts are broken today for the parents and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the hearts of the survivors as well. as blessed as the heart to have the children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. there is no word if that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. if it is a elementary school and newton, conn., or a shopping mall and connecticut, or a temple in wisconsin or a movie and all
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aurora, these neighborhoods our our neighborhoods and these are our children. we are going to come together and take meaningful action to prevent tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening, michele and i will do will every. and i would do is hug our children a little bit tighter. we will tell them that we love them and remind them how deeply we love each other. there are families who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us a break now. the days to come, the community needs to us to be as our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as a president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, love one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind that we are
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there for them. that we are praying for them. the love that they felt for the lost and doors not just in their memories also in hours. indoors. may god bless the memory of the victim's. indoo and door and he will the brokenhearted. and pined for warmth endour... there is a vigil outside of our white house tonight. hundreds of people wanted to express their grief and support for the families. tonight - there is a vigil outside the white house. this was the scene earlier. hundreds of people who wanted some way to express their grief.and show support for the families devastated by this tragedy.you heard to gun control in his statement. grant is here with more on that. >> the suspect is said to have had three guns on him. two hand guns and this assault rifle - a 223 busch- master. you heard mister obama alluded to the gun control issue.right after that.nyc
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mayor michael bloomberg issued a stinging statement on the issue. "calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough.bloomberg says. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership-not from the white house and not from congress." "calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not >> ofand we want to know what you think about this controversial topic. log onto our kron-4 facebook fan page to join the conversation. i'll be reading comments later in the show. again, we >>pam: are continuing to follow this developing story tonight. 27 people dead in an elementary school shooting. i ncluding the shooter in connecticut. 20 of the victims are young children. 2 more bodies have been found in different locations -- both apparently family members of the killer. joining us now -- kron4's dan kerman. he's following r kron 4's dan kerman is here
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now with more on the suspect. dan what do we know. >> more and more is trickling out. but very slowly. recap the shooting, we know the suspect adam lanza is 20 years old. and we know he is now dead. from a self inflicted gunshot wound. his body discovered at the school law enforcement officials speaking on the condition of anonynmity say he suffers from a personality disorder and is somewhat autistic.. we also know he lived with his mother in connecticut. and that the mother was a teacher at the school. and she too is presumed to be dead. now adam lanza also had a brother named ryan. this is video of ryan. he's 24 years old, and he was taken into custody and questioned by police, but is not believed to be involved in the shooting. now neighbors of the suspect say they know little about him. but reporters did speak with
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one of adam lanza's classmates. now to another developing story. >> he was just a kid, just a kid. a bit antisocial. he was not a troublemaker, and definitely not. and to the gist othat's just kind of that e would against his mother can you wrap your head from that? >> i do not know anybody that would do anything like that. >> your general sense is what? this is unspeakable.
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when i first heard about this, i was still in shock >> pam, this is all developing and trickling in as we get more information. >> we are all in shock. there was one additional body outside every school location. that was the mother of the shooter in this case. we will shishift gears and there is a local developing story. >> that is correct. this is on the peninsula. three people are dead in a traffic collisiion on northbound 280. you are looking at video from sky-7, hd abc 7 news. at least two other people are hurt. right now lane closures impacting traffic. lets take a look at our traffic maps to see the impact on speeds. the incident is not exexted to be cleared until least 7-pm.
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there were three people and a lexus stopped in the center divide near edgewood road near redwood city when that vehicle was hit by a bold slacken. it swerved and hi a l by bold black- volkswagon. northbound 280. the driver of the black bear call has been charged with vehicular manslaughter that hit the lexus and killing 03 people inside. you can is a this speeds onto a northbound are very slow. just one lane getting by at also impacting the 101 in north bound your friday night dry is always slow. and a specially tonight after a travel fatality. north bound to a zeroth nea red cit with northbound 280h
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that travel fatality on the northbound. triple a fatality. >>pam: in the wake of this deadly elementary school shooting. schools here in the bay area on heightened alert. we'll tell you what they're doing -- after the break. and . [ male announcer ] steak and lobster is on the menu at sizzler.
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>> >>pam: we're continuing to follow new developments in the deadly school shooting. more ahead - along with some of the most dramatic images from the tragedy.now back to our developing story tonight. one of the worst school shootings in the history of the united states. 27 people dead in an elementary school shooting. 20 of the victims are young chldren. police say, the shooter is dead -- and his brother is being questioned by police. the gunman's mother has also been found dead -- in his home. in the wake of this tragedy -- schools in the bay area on the alert today. kron 4 crews visited schools in the east bay, south bay and san francisco. this is video from sky-7 h- d, abc7 news. you can see the beefed up police presence in oakland. we are there with kron4's haaziq madyun. he talked with police and the school district. >> "our police force is on alert" >> there is a heighten sense of awareness in the oakland unified school district in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy in conneticut >> "we want our children on our campuses and our parents and our citizens to feel that our campuses are safe, to see us out there as a presence" >> here you see officers at rossevelt elementary school
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greeting students on there way to classit is something that comes with having a daily police presence on school campuses in oaklandsays the district's spokesperson troy flint >> "we have a dedicated police staff attached to the school district we prepare for this" >> in addition to the school district having its own school police departmenta federal grant allows oakland police to station officers on 6 campuses in some higher crime areasanother advantage says flint when it comes to preparing for emergency situations >> "unfortunately we do deal with a lot of violence here in certain parts of oakland. we have a degree of expertise and readiness to deal with shootings, we haven't experienced one, thank goodness, of this magnitude, but it is a fact of life here in this community, we feel like we are as well prepared for this as anybody could be" . in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news
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>>pam: our team coverage continues now with alecia reid. she is in san francisco, with how schools there are reacting tongight -- after the deadly elementary school shooting. >> parents picking up their children from city public schools received a letter from the district alerting them that the massacre and newton, conn. is not going unnoticed. the san francisco public school system is doing everything possible to keep joe brandon sake. there are counselors ready. to keep everything is safe and keep--culture of vern safe. >> we are working with community members, and school administrators, and grief counselors to keep everybody safe. >> schools to not talk about the tragedy but leaving it up to parents to see fit. the district leader says
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that as of this morning they were passed to address all of the components of a safety plan in case of a crisis. >> we throw it in, practice it, with multiple scenarios from intruders. electrical leads, evacuation's. and these safety plans regularly. >> there is additional support for the weekend. they can call 311. if necessary, the children crisis center could go right to go home to offer further help. alecia reed, kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: we did see some light showers today. they are continuing but clearing skies expected. freezing in the santa rosa. 30's in the livermore, 35 in
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sunnyvale chile again. and a lighter relighter rain-with chilly again, with a spotty and nature that will continue toward sunday. a heavier run on tuesday and wednesday with a light green showers on tuesday next week. >> our developing storythe elementary school shooting in connecticut. is also having some effect in in n the south bay. especially at the president talking about gun-control with comments on that, coming up. [ crickets chirping ]
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station, this is the kron 4 news. >> at 5:many questions remain and here is what we to know at this hour. 27 people are dead. 20 of the victim's our young children get back to normal. we're continuing to follow that elementary school shooting in connecticut. president called on the nation "to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this."
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at 5-30. we are following developing news. more than a dozen children shot and killed at an elementary in new town, connecticut. tonight, many questions remain, but here is what we do know. 27 people are dead apparently took his own life. 20 of the victims are young children. police are questioning the shooters brother. and the gunman's mother has been found dead in his home. the rampage spanned two rooms at sandy tears as he told reporters, quote - "our hearts are broken today." parents, students and witnesses recount the minutes after the tragedy. the still images from this school shooting are heart- wrenching. >> we i immediately jump in the car and ran it down there. high risk relieve the mayhem with the kids and the students. i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting we immediately jumped in the car and came down here parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. "i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." pop, pop, pop in the hall. and they all heard it. there were about seven people in
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the meeting room. they heard that sound in the hall. and they -- she said three people went out into the hall, the principal, the vice principal and the school psychologist. and t which was the vice principal, who was shot in there were three children that came out. one of them was -- had a very bloody face. the worst things he's seen searched for the gunman. we heard screaming. a police came in, and was like, is he in here? then he ran out. then somebody yelled, get to a safe place. we saw police officers and you know, all these parents were waiting for their children to come out a they thought that they were, you know, still alive. there's 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. apparently by his own hand. found at his home. she was a teacher at the school. this is just mind blowing. it's unbelievable. it doesn't even seem real. it just does not seem like it's even possible. you have no... the idea. everyone will carry this around forever. this town will never be the same. i'm sure. when i find myself talking with other people i comparing this with some of the worst tragedies in the united states. the columbine, the virginia shooting." we are providing resources
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for this town of perhaps they do not have. >> it is tariff item still in shock. >> was everybody-terrified --? >> yes. and some people felt that they got a stomach ache. >> there would not let us in the building and one of the cops said that it was one of the worst things that he had said fantasy in his career. when the children were coming, the parents were waiting for their children. 20 parents are missing their children. >> take this image of this girl. she has her hand over her chest she is visibly distraught. there were children consoling children of this is riding. when a young boy has it is-4
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rabbetin--it is rentin riddi if these images are for -- riviting...a nun on this scene with mass chaos for they are descending on this fire house waiting to reunited with their children. 20 parents were told that their children were killed. catherine has more. this day was filled with raw emotion. >> yes, grant lodes told us and showed us that they were told to shut their eyes, and hold hands to get out of the school. some of the children were brought out by police. some of them carried them to close their eyes. here,
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again the some of the reactions from parents and students. >> it is terrifying i am still in shock. i still do not know what happened to. >> there were police officers on the roof and also in the hallways. >> id just seems on rnon real my heart is an 1-pieces. my heart is in one on thousand pieces. one of the policeman said that it is the worst that it has seen in his entire currier and these parents waiting for their children to come out of that will hoping that there there were parents that were waiting for their program to come out that were hoping that their children were still alive. 20 parents realized that her children were dead. >>catherine: and it is difficult to understand how
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much grief the children are dealing with. and grant is also addressing the social impact on the social media. >> that is correct, catherine. we are noticing that mayor ed lee is the tweeting this statement. this is an unimaginable, national tragedy. a senator from diane feinstein is said that she is horrified and incensed the families are devastated and speaker john boehner says that the horror and conn seems unbearable but we will unite as citizens because that is how we rise above evil. >> the list of public massacres is growing. some of the tragedies with
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citizens including the columbine massacre in colorado. eric harris killed 12 classmates. terry and eventually killed themselves in the school library. today, the shooting is the second deadliest and the country. only by the virginia tech that happened in 2007. a 23 year-old man killed 32 people and itself on campus. it was only six months ago when a gunman walked into a war, colorado's during a showing of the new vet member w into all rock, colorade aurora movie theater. and even earlier this week, this shopping mall outside of portland, oregon. we
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heard from an emotional president obama and this is not the time for a full discussion about gun control is such a political hot button. we are asking michael yaki. what does this have to happen? when this nation will finally say that this is enough? >> many times when this nation has said that this is enough after the 20 07 massacre. the sheid temple and kabi giffords was nearly killed -- gabrielle giffords was nearly killed in arizona. congress had an opportunity then and did they let it expire. >>pam: that is a very important point. the assault weapons ban was the hallmark
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of legislation by our own, dianne feinstein. it was allowed to pass without being reconsidered what has to happen now? >> this tragedy. today is a day of mourning. however, the door is open today about taking meaningful action. that is a code word about thinking about gun control. he tried not to raise debt about the debate. and finally came to surface all along the third debate. >> please explain the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the
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guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president make this a state of the union. this is something that only grassroots power is going to have a victory. right now, the nra has a lock on a house in the senate. if you look of the contributions
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of a photo collection, 80 percent of the contributions from the republicans, of the -- republican convention. >> and if you look to the -- contributions of the -- collection. >> they are saying that people kill guns and no guns kill people. there ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it.
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police say, the shooter is being questioned by police. the gunman's mother has also been found dead -- in his home. we also have local reaction coming in from parents across the bay area. kron4's charles clifford is standing by with more on this afternoon breeze spoke with parents and alameda. there were this afternoon-we spoke with parents and alameda and they are worried about how to talk to their children. about this tragedy. >> i am a teacher and a. and it is difficult to unfortunately exercise how we will deal with this. and we have to stay calm the it leaves you speechless is the worst evil you could ever imagine. horrifying. realizing the scale of this tragedy and the number of children and the age of the children involved. there is
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nothing good about it. >> i cannot do it. >> my kids have been my world. >> we will talk about it and hopefully understand that there are different people out there that do tragic things to kids. it is horrible to here. >> coming up on kron 4 news and at 8:00 p.m. will have more reactions. charles clifford, kron 4 quite shaken up by what has others are trying to figure clifford... kron 4 news. now for today's market update. stocks end the week on a down note. as traders appear discouraged about the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the
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elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00
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a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fairfield, napa, 33 and santa rosa. 32 degrees in livermore. afternoon temperatures will be in the 50s. cold. again tomorrow and sunday that is the best chance for us to see rainfall. and the best chance on monday, tuesday, keeping your umbrella candy. www.snowbomb.com notice, we are going to keep showers keeping your umbrella had the with the showers handy .. north star, 61 in. base. >> coming up we will give you some advice on children
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>>pam: a gunman opened fire in a connecticut elementary school today, killing more than two dozen people, including 20 students. as a parent, how do you explain a tragedy like this to your children ? lisa sylvester has >> if there's an image that sums up this story it is this... any parent out there can relate. psychiatrist charles raison is with the university of arizona's college of medicine >> "how do you wrap your mind around something like this? with a good deal of heartbreak and with the understanding that it's gonna take awhile and that there will be people that were closely impacted by this who will never wrap minds around this. you know, human minds are not infinite and, you know, this is now appearing to be the world school yard catastrophe in history and so there's gonna be a huge long-term fallout for this that is gonna also impact people's emotional well being and we need to gear ourselves up for that fallout because it's coming because this is a horrible thing." >> the news out of newtown is traumatic for parents...and for
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children... this happened at a school where kids are supposed to feel safe. >> "how do you explain this to children? well, again, it depends on the age of the child but i think simple, forthright explanations are the best, and i think....one of things that i tell children is there are some bad people in the world and sometimes bad people do really terrible things, and a terrible thing has happened and there have been some children killed and this is terrible, but you're safe...and you're safe and you're in a situation now where you're not gonna be harmed." the american academy of pediatrics offers this advice: take into account the age of the child and provide basic information without offering details that may only alarm them.
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ask your children what they already know and answer questions. parents can share their own feelings and ways they're coping... and find meaningful way to help others. >> "children are resilient and what really matters now is how we help them understand what's happened, but even i think more important is the sense of protection and safety that we give them, starting this moment and for the next week's and months." >> for those who witnessed, those children who saw, those who covered their eyes and ears to shut out the horror....they need time, love and prayers. >>pam: that was lisa syvestri.. with us stay with sta .
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>> we will have the latest of the tragedy and conn. and how the parents are starting the healing.
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: we are continuously getting more details into the kron 4 elementary school shooting in new town, connecticut. here's the latest. 28 people are dead -- including the gunman. and his mother -- a school teacher. 20 of the victims are young children. the suspects brother is being questioned about the shooting. the suspect has been identified as adam lanza. police also say one more victims home. police say is the suspect's mother. eventwe have team coverage on this story as we follow exactly what led up to this event.
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catherine heenan has the details on what unfolded at that school. while grant lodes maps out the deadly events off the school campus. first. lets got to catherine. >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's bloodiest school massacres. >> there is shooting. and we immediately jumped into the car. >> we immediately went to the school. and i heard that kids were confirmed shot and a teacher was shot. tonight --- vigils are being held across the country for the shooting victims. one of them is happening connecticut - where it all happened. >> there was a least 100
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rounds. and only one person came back that was shot in the lake. >> police responded to 911 calls that was shot in the -- leg-and a principal, and the psychiatrist. >> there were three children that came out. if one had a very bloody face. officers frantically searched for the gunman. >> we heard screaming and a police said is he and here? and then he went out >> we heard police and then we saw the police on the roof. >> the teachers told them to shut their eyes, and grabbed each other's hands. >> the parents were waiting for their children to come out and there were 20 parents of them were told that their children are dead. it was awful.
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>> the body count rose the gunman was it that by his own hand his mother's body was later found at his home. she was a teacher at the school. to my teacher is all over the asking when this is going to happen again. >> this will never be the same again. >> tonight, there are vigils every night and one is in the newton, conn. and with the details of the various crime scenes is here with the latest. grant? payof >> here's a map of the school. indications are the gunman came in the main entrance here. he entered two rooms in the school.started shooting. the principal.assistant principal and school psychologist were meeting in this area here. when they heard the gun- fire.they came out into the hallway. all three were shot. a total of 20 children and 6 adults died in the shooting.
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not far from the school. is the suspect's home.where he reportedly lived with this mother. sources say the suspect shot his mother early this morning before going to the school and killing 26 people there. meanwhile.two states away.police today are questioning the suspect's brother uin hoboken new jersey. polcie saying the brother is being very cooperative, and says he has not been in touch with his brother in recent years. >>pam: thank you grant. catherine is here with me on set. catherine. the president addressed the nation earlier today about the connecticut school shooting and apaprently he was extremley emotional during his speech >>catherine: the president always stays in control.very cool calm and colelcted. but yes - today it was clearly hard for him to get through that statement. he says he's reacting
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tonight - not as a president - but as a parent. >> each time we hear this, is all too tragic and i react this as not only as the president and also as a parent. i know there's not a parent in the america that they feel the overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful little kiss between five and 10 years old. beautiful little children-between 5 and 10 years old. they have their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations,
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weddings. kids of their own. among the fallen were teachers, men and women that devoted their lives to help our children fulfill their dreams. our hearts are broken today for the parents, and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the survivors as well. as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's in the sense has been torn away too early. there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. if it is an elementary school in and connecticut, a shopping mall in origin, or
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a temple in wisconsin, or a movie theater in colorado, or shopping mall outside of portland, these are or neighborhoods. these all our our children we will have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent tragedies like this. regardless of the politics. this evening, michele and i will do will do whatever. will do which is hugging our children a little bit tighter and told them that we love them. we will remember how deeply we love each other there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. they need all of us now and in our days to, the community needs us to be at our best as americans. i will do everything in my power as president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, lost one, all of us can extend a hand
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to those in need. to reminded that we are there for them, praying for them, that the love they felt for those that lost in doo e endoeur let us remember victim's and in the word of scripture, fuel the broken heart wound to the broken heart--. sieger enoughpeople say it was good to have the president voice what so many americans were feeling today. he also made reference to gun control. . >> thank you, catherine. grant?
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>> this is abc seven this bomb threat of this bathroom in the coals department store it has been evaluated. in the kohl's... department store. we will keep you posted on this developing story. >>pam: we continue our coverage with left 20 children dead and connecticut. as the shooter's motive and also the issue of gun control. we will have the latest reaction from lawmakers on capitol hill and the white house, and we will hear from parents and their reaction. all of that and more coming up as kron 4 news at 6:00 p.m., continues.
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we continue our coverage of the shooting that killed 20 children today in conneticut. as the details surrounding the shooters motive continue to come in. hill and the white house. news at 6 continues. we're following the developing story elementary school shooting in new town, connecticut. 27 people are dead -- his mother -- a school teacher. 20 of the victims are young children. the shooters older brother is being questioned about the shooting. police also say two more bodies have been found.
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one in hoboken, new jersey -- and one in the victims home. both appear to be family members. now lets head to dan kerman. live in the newsroom with the latest on the shooting suspect. >> we know the suspect adam we know he is now dead. from a self inflicted gunshot at the school law enforcement officials speaking on the condition of anonynmity say he suffers from a personality disorder we also know he lived with his mother who was a teacher at the school. he is believed to have killed her at their home before driving to the school in her car. he had three weapons with him, but left one in the car. all of those weapons are believed to be registered to the mother. now adam lanza also had a brother named ryan. this is video of ryan. he's 24 years old, and he was taken into custody and questioned by police, but is not believed to be involved in the shooting. he told authorities he has not been in touch with his brother for 2 years. now neighbors of the suspect say they know little about adam lanza. but reporters did speak with one of his classmates. >> he was just a kid. never
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antisocial. >> no. >> troublemaker? >> no. >> noticeable, with to keep land? >> yes. nothing that would warrant any of this ditty- blend and now? ability -- did he blended in >> i do not know who would do something like this. >> your general sense is what? >> this is unspeakable. when i first heard about it, and i was still in shock >> we have continued to hear more information that the suspect's father has been addressed . now again, the information continues to trickle in. as we get more we will bring it to you. live in the newsroom, dan kerman kron 4 news. >> the suspect had three
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guns.. president obama spoke about the gun issue gun- controlmichael.we heard the nation - he also made reference to gun control. it's something he shied awayobviously this shooting especially with parents of young children. we have not and have any leadership. >> >> we've heard about gun control, and all michael yaki? who should take the lead? >> i think that everybody is going to be in morning and it is a day of said you will probably the president talk
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about gun control and even diane finds this should probably be read and stated after it expired in 20 04. >> to preserve any gun rights it has come out and said that constitute not to kill people people kill people and they say that these are mental health issues. who is right? >> conservatives will say that crazy people get guns. i think the ultimate power group will be the parents of these children. i think that you might see the momentum start to shift. >> the momentum shift power do you think that there are now vulnerable? >> a little bit but it depends on the other people
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get involved. and the parents, after their grief the channels of anger, action we could see some real movement. >> michael, ythank-yo you can follow him on twitter. as always, this is hitting close to home with parents of young children. elementary school in alameda getting their reaction to the deadly shooting. >> it is awful! you'd take your children to school and you think that they are safe and it is one of the worst nightmares. that does not happen to anybody. >> it is horrible, heartbreaking and i do not even a imagine what they are going through. >> i cannot imagine going somebody into an elementary school and doing something like that. >> god bless all of the
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children involved. i went >> that makes me so sad. >> we have some preparation like have droll's and hopefully something like that will not happen. we have--safety drills -- >> i do not want to talk about it. >> it makes you appreciate every moment. you never want to have to face that. >> we will have continued coverage in connecticut and what bay area officials are doing to make sure that students feel safe. have a good night. here you go. you, too.
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>>pam: on the alertthat is how the oakland unified school district describes their officers in the wake of the conneticut shooting tragedy oakland school police
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officers have increased their presence on campuses throughout the districtin part to answer any questions from parents about the best way to talk to children. when a tragic incident like this occurs >> one thing our mental health stresses is that because of this age of information children are or to find out. you want to establish yourself as a person of trust. and to giving them the information without any sensationalism or trauma. and when you present that impress that they have many people that are looking out for them. teachers, principals and of course parents and family members. >> although the school the start has its own police force of 24 officers and oakland are a sign to ongoing campus and duties. we will be right back.
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(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. at schools in high crime elementary school in southwestern connecticut. maribel aber is in newtown >> tragedy and a small town. >> evil visited this town. >> sandy hook elementary. >> 18 children were pronounced dead two people were pronounced dead of the hospital six adults were pronounced dead at the scene it. >> the parent believe that 100 rounds had been fired. the shooter is dead and three weapons have been recovered. the first 911 call kv and are round 9:00
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a.m. >> the police with rifles and guns handguns were on the roof, there were surrounding the school. >> president obama ordered the flags to half staff. he fought back tears. >> they have their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, weddings kids of their own. >> he also offered assistance to the connecticut governor. >> we will do what ever we can to overcome this event and we will get through it. this is a terrible time before this time and these families. >> they are left to wonder how this could happen in this town >> i do not know if there is any safe place in this world anymore. >> we have still images.
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>> this is a law enforcement leading people of we from the school and children consoling children. this young boy is being comforted by a another student who looks just perhaps a little bit older. fess nun-- mesthis nun.. they we waiting at this firehouse. it is worth 20 parents were told that their children are not going to be coming. they had been killed in this tragedy and this is not the first mass shooting. >> the list of public massacres is growing. with
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students and the citizens in including the columbine school massacre in colorado in 1999. and april, these students killed 12 classmates and to a this is only succeeded by the virginia tech as the most of list. 32 were killed. the deadliest -- and also with this past summer, six months ago in colorado, the o'rourke colorado massacre shooting james holmes aurora. and portland oregon just this week. this teenage girl was also badly hurt before the 22 year-old
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>> this was a fatal crash on the 280. justin waldman has the latest. student safety. is growing. classmates and a teacher.and exceeded only by badly hurt before the 22- today. kron 4's justine waldman found out that investigators new leads. at least three people wh
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>> at this rate, i bet it will take at least one hour, two hours from the embarcadero on the 1 0 1 towards san francisco. i have only been moving at a crawl. >>pam: the latest details is that at least three people were dead on the the northbound 280. this is skies seventh abc seven. can you see law enforcement? just seen? >> no. on the 280, northbound that feeds on to the 101 it is just going into one lane. many people are taking the 1 0 1 to avoid that which is causing backup. and as a precaution, it the fastest i've been able to go is only 20 m.p.h. >>pam: it appears that it is
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going to be a difficult it is going to be a commute, and it is impacting the 280 and as we are hearing from justin waldman. it is also impacting people that are trying to were wounded in the school shooting in newtown. connecticut were treated at a hospital in nearby danbury. doctors there said they had dozens of people standing by in the emergency room to treate multiple victims. but even they couldn't escape the gravity of the situation. >> it is unthinkable. we are
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all hurting here. we're also all professionals and committing to providing care and what did the committee counts on us for. as i mentioned earlier, this is with the community counts on us for. this is our community. it >>pam: hospital officials would not give an update on the statuses of the victims. but danbury mayor mark boughton said the victims were in "very serious" condition. once the gravity of the situation became apparent. >> oftwitter was flooded with reaction from elected officials. san francisco mayor ed lee tweeted this afternoon, "today's shocking events in connecticut are an unimaginable national tragedy. words cannot express our grief and sympathy for the families affected."
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u.s. senator dianne feinstein said "i am horrified and incensed by today's tragedy in connecticut. we mourn for those killed and families devastated." and finally, speaker of the "the horror in newtown seems unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite as citizens, for that is how we rise above evil". >>pam: the close knit community of new town connecticut gather in the wake of the tragedy. the church service was so packed members of the congregation had to stand outside of the church. there were so mentee that wanted to pray and find a spiritual response there were so-many that wanted to pray with 20 children killed and six others killed. the suspect killed himself. and also of the suspects tils killed his own mother. we will continue to follow this as developments come upon a through this evening. we will have support for a scary, coming up.who will have sports with gary, coming up.
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>> welcome back everyone. the shooting in connecticut shook everyone today.including those in the sports world.warriors coach mark jackson asked about the stories... >> i have children. we take for granted it is such a tragedy waking up an entire community. it is a difficult time. >> raleigh, to talk about sports about and this really -- they battled back from the early deficit with this pocket from david lee. the warriors are just flat out. it's just 37%. they put this up by 15 and this rhetoric. the warriors
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finally losing. 99-85. hit stop to their five it came to winning streak. that will wrap up its and atlanta. meanwhile, the lakers in atlanta, kobe bryant a sign that there were playing so poorly. the got the second- best thing today, 3-17, the washington wizards. and kobe had a 30. the big storyof course the big story come sunday will be 49ers- patriots.can colin kaepernick and company do something nobody has done in 10 years.win a december game in foxboro. that's right.tom brady and the patriots have won 20 straight at home during the month of december - going back to 1992 49ers vs. patriots that's right.tom brady and the patriots have won 20 straight at home during the month of december - going all the way back to 2002 so no surprise that new england is a pretty heavy favorite at 5 2 points thirds of the country think the patriots will win
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a win by the niners would not only cement colin kaepernick's status as the undisputed starterit could clinch the division - if seattle loses to buffalo the matchup really comes down to one thing can the 49ers top ranked defense stop the patriots number one offense? new england putting up 36 points per game while the niners only allow 14 let's hear from both teams: >> we are going to play to the and it really is going to make their place and we are going to make our place. >> there's no real weakness on this team. we have to do everything well. we will have an incredible pace is a lot of challenges. >> there are a lot of different weapons and the people that can make plays the we're really going to fight against tom brady. he
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has the keys to the crown and offweather could be a factor in the game - forecast is in the 30's with a chance of rain. meanwhile the raiders wrap up their home season sunday against kansas city.oakland riding a 6-game losing streak.enough tickets were sold so the game will be on local television. >>jacqueline: we did see some cool temperatures off and the clouds will return and the shoppers will be sporadic. continuing towards a saturday morning with a wedge pattern. it will not be that heavy. the rain with a wet-pattern. clearer skies and more rain offshore. that is well of to the north with the tail and to the south. impacting us for tomorrow. temperatures in the 40's and of vallejo,
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pleasanton and it is going to be quite chilly. freezing in santa rosa. 33 in a napa. low 50s and really not that warm. as we take a look at the extended forecast cardif. >> still ahead, the latest in the connecticut tragedy and in their own the words will hear from the youngest victims of this massacre. if
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a fresh-cut tri tip sirloin served with a succulent lobster tail. just $16.99. sizzler. >> our developing story of this tragedy in connecticut. >> when i was getting in my car i heard sirens, continuously. there were
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cars after a car, there were flying around. there are going to the school i am only three houses away from the school to >> when we first arrived there was not a lot of security. there were three children that came out. one of them had a very bloody face. >> we and immediately came down here. it was really me, with all of the children and teachers. it was really-- mayhem. we started with nabors, children's, friends, school children. -- neighbors.. that children were petrified confused. so trying to understand my son was in a gymnasium. >> we saw a police officer if we heard them on the
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roof and in our building. >> did you hear gunshots? >> the police officers were right out to the door trying to find the guy. >> it was shocking. i got a call at work and i could not believe a small town like this would ever have anything like this happen. an elementary school. >> it does not even seen the real. it is not even seem possible. and if you see it in the news you think oh my gosh! that for family and then you have something so close to home happen. i think i am still in shock. >> our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible incident. tragic. our police force is working with the newton police to barter with a mutual aid agreement set in place. providing assets that they might not have and also the state police that is taking the lead in this investigation.
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>> terrifying, shocking >> was everybody wanting their parents? >> yes. and in some people worry even kind of got a stomach ache. >> there will not let us and the building and one of the cops is said that it was the worst thing he has seen in his career. and when these parents were waiting for these children. they thought that there were still alive. there were 20 parents were told that their children are dead. it was awful. >>catherine: this final look at what we know about this shooting. what year-old after umphed lanza adam-- many of those children were and that the classroom of adam's mother who was a teacher at that school. the
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shooting finally stopped when he shot of self. he brought three guns, two handguns and rifles. the first killed his mother at the house and had headed for the school. he is described as having a personality disorder and perhaps somewhat autistic. the older brother, ryan has been questioned by police but it is not believe that he was involved. he has not had contact with saddam for two years. he does not have- contact with adam. and not all children have been positively identified. president obama addressed the nation trying it difficult to maintain his composure we will have more at 8:00 p.m.
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